Calculation of brick requirement

The price for facing bricks usually represents only 1.5 - 3 % of the building costs. Regardless of whether you choose the cheapest bricks, or the most expensive types, the expenses for bricklayers, mortar, scaffolding etc., are the same.

Requirement per m2

A brick in 228 mm long, 108 mm wide and 54 mm high, while joints are usually 12 mm wide.
The requirement is for 63 pcs. per 1 m2 of front, but to cover a shortfall when adjusting and processing, we recommend that you count 66 pcs. per 1 m2.

Calculation of the facing area

The height and the length of all facing walls of the house are multiplied with each other, and the surfaces for doors and windows are deducted from the sum,
For separate windbreak walls of full bricks (228 m wide), the surface for both sides will be calculated.
The brick gable triangles will be calculated by multiplying the gable's height (GH) with the brickwork's width (W), and then dividing the sum by 2.

Conversion of facing area to brick requirement

The resulting facing area will be multiplied by 66 pcs.

Beregning er murstensforbrug

Front surface of the house with brick gable triangles
Height x Length Front A
+ Height x Length Front B
+ Width x Front Height Gable A
+ Gable Height x Width Gable triangle A÷2
+ Gable Height x Width Gable triangle B÷2
+ Window and Door Surface
= Facing area in m²

Build the right house first time

It costs a little more to have a completely brick built house, but it's a very worthwhile investment. The inner walls made of bricks help to adjust the building's temperature, as they store heat and cool air.

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